All Players Signed

The Marlins completed re-signing all of the players on the 40 man roster. Derrek Lee signed for $225,000, a $40,000 salary cut. Should Lee fail to make the major league roster, he would earn $204,000. Luis Castillo signed for $390,000 while Mark Kotsay settled for $324,000. Mike Redmond signed for $245,000. The Marlins payroll stands …

Medina Claimed by Braves

Rafael Medina was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves. Medina was originally acquired with Derrek Lee in the Kevin Brown trade. He was a starter in the 1998 season before several injuries. Last season, he was frequently called up and sent back down to AAA.

Orie Activated

Kevin Orie was activated from his minor league rehab assignment. Cliff Floyd and Derrek Lee will join the team tomorrow. AAA affilate Calgary just finished its season.

Mike Lowell Activated

The Marlins activated Mike Lowell who has completed his recovery from Cancer. Kevin Orie was placed on the Disabled List. With Kevin Millar’s performance at first, Derrek Lee was sent down to AAA and Tim Hyers was brought back to take his spot.

Todd Dunwoody Sent to AAA

The struggling Todd Dunwoody was sent down to the AAA and Kevin Millar was called to take his spot. The Marlins feel that Dunwoody was slumping and needed to work on his game. This should serve as a wake-up call to other Marlins such as Derrek Lee.

Gonazlez Home Run and Defense Lead to Victory

Alex Gonzalez’s 3-run home run and a spectacular double play with the bases loaded capped a 5-4 Marlins victory over the San Diego Padres. Ryan Dempster, back in the majors, won his season debut. Derrek Lee also homered for the Marlins. Box Score.

17 Runs Allowed

17 runs. How? 5 allowed by Dennis Springer, 5 off Rafael Medina, 6 off Archie Corbin, and only 1 off Looper. The Phillies feasted of the Marlins pitching. The Marlins did get 3 runs, including a Derrek Lee home run. But, not enough.